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Shanghai Bharat Mata song under court scanner

Shanghai Bharat Mata song under court scanner

A plea has been made to the Delhi High Court for banning the Bharat Mata Ki Jai song of the upcoming movie Shanghai for allegedly insulting the motherland.

The plea, made by Tejinder Singh Pal Bagga, president of an organisation Bhagat Singh Kranti Sena, states, “….Bharat Mata has been presented in the most humiliating, outrageous and insulting manner. The insulting and outrageous words, used in song to designate Bharat Mata, clearly show that the writer has the least of love and respect for India as nation, and more particularly for the term Bharat Mata, which had actually boosted and driven the entire Great Indian Freedom Struggle.”

The petition is likely to be listed for hearing on Wednesday. It sought the court’s order to the Central government and the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to take steps and completely ban the sale of audio CDs of the movie, which contains the song Bharat Mata Ki Jai.

Shanghai, a political thriller starring emraan hashmi, Abhay Deol and Kalki Koechlin, directed by Dibakar Banerjee is due for release on June 8.

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